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  • When will people realise that this is not a day for enjoying themselves, but for sitting with doffed caps around the wireless and marvelling with due reverence at the semi-divine mechanism that allows an anointed prince to lift a commoner to the realms of glory via one simple sacrament?

    This week: George Osborne, Carole Middleton, Elizabeth Taylor

  • Some believed that Philip was now seeking to establish himself and the Macedonian royal house as semi-divine figures.

    Alexander the Great

  • Alice Waters, the founder of the restaurant www.chezpanisse.com , has semi-divine status in the U.S. And while virtually every chef in the Bay Area still pays homage to her continuing impact on the food scene there, in recent years, new trends have emerged that provide a fresh approach to that now-ubiquitous cooking style.

    Talkin' Bout an Evolution

  • But the whole sort of in the tenure of Greek myth is that you have Hercules, who starts as a man, though the son of a God, but works his way up to some sort of semi-divine status.

    The True Story Of 'Antony And Cleopatra'

  • Unfortunately, not even the convoluted Holocaust tie-in, the semi-divine presence of Gary Oldman, and the striking good looks of starlet Odette Yustman can make up for the lack of any character with the innate charm Darren McGavin brought to his Carl Kolchak.

    Movie Review – The Unborn

  • Zelazny's writing in the first place is vigorous and powerful, and funny also on occasion; it is rather easy to get swept along by the characters with superhuman, semi-divine abilities trying to outwit each other without concentrating too much on the plot.

    Fannish five

  • The onus is not on Jesus but on us, for Jesus did not come to ask semi-divine human beings to do impossible things.

    Remembering Reverend Gomes: His most memorable quotes

  • Quite the opposite: at the RED stage of cultural development we see the emergence of kingdoms run by rulers with semi-divine status.

    Elizabeth Debold: Divine Feminine Alert

  • In this tradition, when a man did something extraordinary there was the assumption that he did this because he was different, either divine or semi-divine.

    Valerie Tarico: Ancient Mythic Origins of the Christmas Story

  • Or one of those semi-divine descendents of gods and women?

    Valerie Tarico: Ancient Mythic Origins of the Christmas Story

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